For more information, please contact:
Diagnostic Imaging Services
Thanks to CT scanning (computed tomography, often called a “CAT” scan) doctors can view a “slice” of the human body painlessly. Often used to diagnose life-threatening conditions and issues like cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries and internal bleeding, Phoenixville Hospital includes CT scans among the variety of diagnostic tools we use to give patients of all ages a clear picture of illness and injury.
Lung Cancer Screening Program at Phoenixville Hospital
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Phoenixville Hospital features the advanced technology of LDCT scanners. This technology produces exceptional images, which help physicians detect lung cancer in early stages.
Who Qualifies for a Screening*
Lung cancer screening with LDCT has become the standard recommendation for patients who meet all of the following criteria:
- 55-77 years of age
- Asymptomatic (no sign or symptoms of lung cancer)
- Cigarette tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack years
- Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years
*as covered by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
How the Screening Works
This 15 minute procedure is a painless, non-invasive test using low-dose X-rays. Detailed, three-dimensional images of your entire chest are taken in seconds. These images of the lungs help physicians to detect tumors in early stages when they are more treatable. You will be guided throughout the process by a Lung Navigator, a trusted resource who will answer your questions regarding physician consultations and provide personal attention. Our Lung Navigator will also work with your lung screening team to coordinate your care, including your yearly follow-up, as needed.
To contact our Navigator, call 610-983-1912.
How to Schedule Your Screening
Before scheduling your screening, you must receive a prescription from your primary care physician. You may schedule your screening by calling 610-983-1100.